San Diego Theater Reviews

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The Last Match at Old Globe Theatre

We’re center court at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championship. Tim Porter, ranked #1 in the world for three years, faces Sergei Sergeyev, the fiery Russian currently #10. Rumor ...

Last Call: Outside Mullingar and Ragtime

Neighbors stop bickering, piano stops thumping on Sunday

That ol’ clock on the wall again. Two quality shows must conclude their runs this Sunday, February 21. Outside Mullingar, at San Diego Repertory Theatre. John Patrick Shanley is famous for tough, thought-provokers like Doubt: ...

Poem in stone

La Jolla Playhouse stages Guards at the Taj

They must keep their backs to the Taj and not witness the most beautiful object that will ever be.

Demons squeezed out

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Intrepid Theatre Company

Martha: “Truth and illusion, George; you don’t know the difference.” George: “No. but we must carry on as though we did.” Not anymore. In Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, during an all-night drunkathon ...

Theatre Week

Discounts, special events, talkbacks with the cast, after-parties...

What a great idea! If local critics sing the praises of San Diego theater, well, that's just what they (we) do. D. Candis Paule, president of the San Diego Performing Arts League, and Gary Kramer, ...

How little the world has changed

San Diego Musical Theatre’s Ragtime as good as it can be

Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, the musical tells a fictional story of imagined characters and people from history whose lives intersect in 1902, and who make the musical, which opened in 1998, relevant ...

Last call

When the Rain Stops Falling concludes Sunday

I love it when I walk out of a theater, deeply moved, and can’t put my reaction into words. It’s a sign that the play and production were so engrossing they put the brain on ...

Verse crazy

“You have ewes, I have rams. Should we not couple flocks — in epigrams?”

The Metromaniacs wax poetic at Old Globe; Moxie stages Brownsville Song.

Craig Noel Award Winners for 2015

And they are...

Musical Direction: Elan McMahan, Big Fish, Moonlight Stage Productions Choreography: Colleen Kollar Smith, West Side Story, Lamb’s Players Original Score: Irene Sankoff, David Hein, Come From Away, La Jolla Playhouse Ensemble: Come From Away, La ...

Last call for death row

OnStage Playhouse's Coyote on a Fence closes this weekend

“Goddamn madhouse tonight,” says Shawna, a prison guard, as she talks to a reporter and sips the upscale beer he paid for. “Never seen it like that — never! All them TV trucks? Never seen ...

The theater scene has rhythms

Most companies open every eight weeks or so. Their routines are often the same, at times almost identical: what people wear, where they cluster before the show and intermission, levels of excitement (the more intimate ...

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